Guns | War History

These Technological Innovations Transformed The History Of Handheld Firearms

Since they first appeared in the 14th century, handheld guns have been through many changes. These are some of the key technological developments that brought…

Leonardo’s War Machines – The Italian Genius May Have Deliberately Sabotaged His Own Designs

Born in the Tuscan town of Vinci on the 15th of April, 1452, Leonardo  Da Vinci is perhaps best known as the painter of the…

Super-Sized Siege Guns From World War One And Two – These Are Simply Massive

In the 19th century, transport limitations restricted the size of artillery. If a piece of equipment could not be pulled by horses, then it could…

12 Key Moments in the History of Artillery

In creating gunpowder weapons, European engineers took a Chinese innovation and made a deadly weapon of war. From the start, this was as much about…

Leonardo’s War Machines – The Italian Genius May Have Deliberately Sabotaged His Own Designs

Born in the Tuscan town of Vinci on the 15th of April, 1452, Leonardo  Da Vinci is perhaps best known as the painter of the…

The Sub-Machine Gun – A New Kind Of Weapon For A New Kind Of War

Andrew Knighton

Born from Trenches WWI created a new sort of fighting. Weapons that could deliver high volumes of fire were essential to defending trenches. If they…

Mass Produced Firepower – The Rifles of WWI

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.” – Joseph Stalin. During WWI, millions of men were given rifles and sent into the…

The AK-47 – Top Facts – The Most Iconic and Widely used Assault Rifle in the World

Andrew Knighton

The AK-47 is the most iconic and widely used assault rifle in the world. Here are some facts about this hugely influential weapon. Inspired by…

8 Heavy Machine-guns of WWI

The heavy machine-gun was the defining weapon of WWI. It’s devastating firepower wiped out entire units of infantry in moments, halting the offensives that the…

Famous Firearms from History

Andrew Knighton

The Dreyse Needle Gun The great needle gun was the first bolt-action breech-loading rifle in history. It gave the Prussian army a huge advantage during…

The History and Development of Fighter Plane Weapons

In the space of just over a century, fighter planes developed from being non-existent to being a vital part of warfare. Along the way, their…

Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden – Fierce General and Master of Early Gunpowder Tactics

We all know that gunpowder weapons exploded onto the scene in the middle ages and changed warfare forever. But how exactly did they change battles…